|Joe Kowan: How I beat stage fright - TED.com|
Humanity's fine-tuned sense of fear served us well as a young species, giving us laser focus to avoid being eaten by competing beasts. But it's less wonderful when that same visceral, body-hijacking sense of fear kicks in in front of 20 folk-music fans at a Tuesday night open-mic. Palms sweat, hands shake, vision blurs, and the brain says RUN: it's stage fright. In this charming, tuneful little talk, Joe Kowan talks about how he conquered it.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; communication; entertainment; TED@State Street; 2013
|Chris McKnett: The investment logic for sustainability - TED.com|
Sustainability is pretty clearly one of the world's most important goals; but what groups can really make environmental progress in leaps and bounds? Chris McKnett makes the case that it's large institutional investors. He shows how strong financial data isn't enough, and reveals why investors need to look at a company's environmental, social and governance structures, too.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; finance; investment; sustainability; TED@State Street; 2012
|Michael Metcalfe: We need money for aid. So let’s print it. - TED.com|
During the financial crisis, the central banks of the United States, United Kingdom and Japan created $3.7 trillion in order to buy assets and encourage investors to do the same. Michael Metcalfe offers a shocking idea: could these same central banks print money to ensure they stay on track with their goals for global aid? Without risking inflation?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; economics; global issues; poverty; TED@State Street; 2013